Mexican Nurses Learning to Search for Evidence: Examining the Use of Icodextrin-Based Solutions in Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement Policy

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155142
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Presentation
Title:
Mexican Nurses Learning to Search for Evidence: Examining the Use of Icodextrin-Based Solutions in Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement Policy
Abstract:
Mexican Nurses Learning to Search for Evidence: Examining the Use of Icodextrin-Based Solutions in Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement Policy
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Reynaga-Ornelas, Luxana, MN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Universidad de Guanajuato
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Carol M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Octavio A. Jimenez-Garza, MS, RN; Sergio Marquez-Gamino, PhD, MD; Cipriana Caudillo-Cisneros, MS, RN; and Alyce A. Schultz, PhD, RN, FAAN
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is an approach that helps nurses to provide the highest quality of care in meeting the needs of their patients. The first EBP Conference for Health Sciences held in Guanajuato, Mexico in August 2007 generated interest in the application of EBP in the clinical setting in Mexico with the belief that EBP will result in improved patient care and outcomes. A group of nurses, who are clinical coordinators at several hospitals in central Mexico, applied the five-step EBP process taught at the conference to determine the most recent and best evidence for the clinical benefits of icodextrin-based solutions on peritoneal dialysis for adult patients. This paper describes the EBP steps applied by the team of nurses in Mexico. The clinical question, using the PICO format, was ôIn adult peritoneal dialysis patients (Population), how does the use of icodextrin-based solutions (Intervention) compare to the currently used glucose-based solutions (Comparison intervention) affect daily ultrafiltration (Outcome)?ö PubMed, CINAHL, iGoogle, and CUIDEN (a Spanish-language database) were searched using key terms and controlled vocabulary from the clinical question. Seven articles were identified, as well as pharmaceutical information on the intervention solution. Only one Spanish-language article was found in the search. Despite English-language search barriers, the Mexican nurses recognize the value of the EBP process, the potential for learning critical appraisal, as well as the application of EBP to the clinical setting to foster best clinical practices. Searching for best evidence has raised awareness of the need for Mexican nurses to improve their EBP skills, and to implement EBP as a part of the continuous quality improvement policy for the producers of icodextrin and other pharmaceutical companies throughout Mexico.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMexican Nurses Learning to Search for Evidence: Examining the Use of Icodextrin-Based Solutions in Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement Policyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155142-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mexican Nurses Learning to Search for Evidence: Examining the Use of Icodextrin-Based Solutions in Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement Policy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Reynaga-Ornelas, Luxana, MN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Universidad de Guanajuato</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">luxanar@gmail.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Carol M. Baldwin, PhD, RN, AHN-BC; Octavio A. Jimenez-Garza, MS, RN; Sergio Marquez-Gamino, PhD, MD; Cipriana Caudillo-Cisneros, MS, RN; and Alyce A. Schultz, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is an approach that helps nurses to provide the highest quality of care in meeting the needs of their patients. The first EBP Conference for Health Sciences held in Guanajuato, Mexico in August 2007 generated interest in the application of EBP in the clinical setting in Mexico with the belief that EBP will result in improved patient care and outcomes. A group of nurses, who are clinical coordinators at several hospitals in central Mexico, applied the five-step EBP process taught at the conference to determine the most recent and best evidence for the clinical benefits of icodextrin-based solutions on peritoneal dialysis for adult patients. This paper describes the EBP steps applied by the team of nurses in Mexico. The clinical question, using the PICO format, was &ocirc;In adult peritoneal dialysis patients (Population), how does the use of icodextrin-based solutions (Intervention) compare to the currently used glucose-based solutions (Comparison intervention) affect daily ultrafiltration (Outcome)?&ouml; PubMed, CINAHL, iGoogle, and CUIDEN (a Spanish-language database) were searched using key terms and controlled vocabulary from the clinical question. Seven articles were identified, as well as pharmaceutical information on the intervention solution. Only one Spanish-language article was found in the search. Despite English-language search barriers, the Mexican nurses recognize the value of the EBP process, the potential for learning critical appraisal, as well as the application of EBP to the clinical setting to foster best clinical practices. Searching for best evidence has raised awareness of the need for Mexican nurses to improve their EBP skills, and to implement EBP as a part of the continuous quality improvement policy for the producers of icodextrin and other pharmaceutical companies throughout Mexico.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:34:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:34:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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